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Taxon: Jatropha gossypiifolia L.

Genus: Jatropha
Family: Euphorbiaceae subfamily: Crotonoideae tribe: Jatropheae.
Nomen number: 20696
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1006. 1753, nom. cons.
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Comment: conserved (nom. cons.) with a conserved type (Melbourne ICN Art. 14.9 & App. IV) through conservation of the genus Jatropha
Name verified on: 05-Sep-2013 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 05-Sep-2013
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

SPECIES RESTRICTED AS A STATE NOXIOUS WEED
A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
PR*.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:

  • bellyache-bush   (Source: Bot J Linn Soc 94) – English
  • black physicnut   (Source: J. A. Duke, p.c.1999) – English
  • cotton-leaf physicnut   (Source: Econ Pl Aust ) – English
  • erva-purgante   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • mamoninha   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • peão-roxo   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • pião-roxo   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • pinhão-roxo   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • raiz-de-tiu   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • piñón negro   (Source: J. A. Duke, p.c.1999) – Spanish
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Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Mexico
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Guadeloupe; Haiti; Jamaica; Puerto Rico; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; Trinidad and Tobago
    Mesoamerica: El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    Northern South America: Guyana; Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil
    Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
    Southern South America: Paraguay

References:

  • Brummitt, R. K. 1995. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 43. Taxon 44:612. [conservation recommended].
  • Burger, W. C., ed. 1971–. Flora costaricensis.
  • Dehgan, B. 2012. Jatropha (Euphorbiaceae). Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 110:45–55.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Duke, J. A. 1999. pers. comm. [re. common names].
  • Everest, S. L. 1981. Poisonous plants of Australia. [poisonous].
  • Govaerts, R. et al. 2000. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Hecker, E. 1987. Tumour promoters of cancer irritant diterpene esters type as risk factors of cancer in man. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 94:213.
  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  • Jarvis, C. E. 1992. Seventy-two proposals for the conservation of types of selected Linnaean generic names, the report of Subcommittee 3C on the lectotypification of Linnaean generic names. Taxon 41:564. [proposed as conserved type].
  • Kingsbury, J. M. 1964. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. [poisonous].
  • Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann. 1985. AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants. [poisonous].
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia.
  • Moldenke, H. N. 1951. Poisonous plants of the world. Pamphlet, 3rd ed. [poisonous].
  • Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1. 12(1):325 In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 12(1):325.
  • Parsons, W. T. & E. G. Cuthbertson. 1992. Noxious weeds of Australia.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
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Check other web resources for Jatropha gossypiifolia L.:

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?20696 (18 April 2014)

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